PRODUCTS

INTERVENTIONS

Focus on Youth with Informed Parents and Children Together (FOY+ImPACT) is an 8-session universal, group-level CDC-endorsed evidence-based intervention that prevents multiple risk behaviors among urban, Black adolescents, primarily focused on preventing sexual risk behaviors. Developed in Baltimore, MD during the 1990s, it is a community-based intervention that is comprehensive and actively engages caregivers and youth 14 to 16 years old. B Lab is currently adapting and updating the intervention based on the needs of youth affected by parental drug use.

 

Better Together is an 8-session intervention designed to prevent early substance use among Black youth 11 to 13 years old affected by parental drug use. The BT intervention uses the BEST (Breathe deep, Educate yourself, Explore your options, Select an option that is best for you, Take action) decision-making strategy to increase safety and connectedness across multiple levels for youth. B Lab designed this intervention based on findings from original qualitative work and in partnership with young adults affected by parental drug use.         

PUBLICATIONS

Lewis, Q, Smith, B., Offiong, A., Prioleau, M., & Powell, T.W. (2021). When a house is never a home: Housing instability among youth affected by parental drug use. Child Abuse & Neglect,118, 105131.

 

Harmon, B.E., San Diego, E.R., Pichon, L.C., Powell, T.W., Calvin, V., McCann, L., Smith, J.B., … Calvin, V. (2021). Developing a Congregational Health Needs Assessment: Lessons Learned from Using a Participatory Research Approach. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. Research, Education & Action, 15(1), 47-58.

 

Powell, T.W., Willis, K., Smith, B., Lewis, Q., & Offiong, A. (2021) “Don’t close the door on them”: Recruiting and retaining vulnerable Black adolescents in prevention research. Journal of Community Psychology. Advance online publication.  http://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22584

 

Powell, T.W., West, K., Turner, C.E. (2020). Size matters: Addressing social determinants of health through Black churches. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 8(1), 237–244.

 

Powell, T.W., Jo, M., Smith, A., Marshall, B., Thigpen, S., Offiong, A., & Geffen, S. (2020). Supplementing substance use prevention with sexual health education: A partner informed approach. Health Promotion Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1524839920947683

 

Offiong, A., Lewis, Q., Powell, T.W. (2020). Making Success Tangible: Reengaging Female Opportunity Youth in Baltimore, MD. Perspectives in Public Health, 140, 187-189.

 

Offiong, A, Powell, T.W., Lewis, Q, Smith, B., Prioleau, M. (2020). “I missed open arms”: The Need for Connectedness among Black Youth Affected by Parental Drug Use. Children & Youth Services Review, 114, 105072.

 

Powell, T.W., Wallace, M., Zelaya, C., Davey-Rothwell, M., & Latkin, C.A. (2018). Social Stability and household residency among vulnerable families in Baltimore. Children & Youth Services Review, 93, 226-230.

 

Powell, T.W., Weeks, F., Illangasekare, S.L., Rice, E., Wilson, J., Hickman, D., Blum, W.R. (2017). Facilitators and barriers to implementing church-based adolescent sexual health programs in Baltimore City. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(2), 169-175.

 

Weeks, F, Powell, T.W., Illangasekare, S.L., Rice, E., Wilson, J., Hickman, D., & Blum, W.R. (2016) Bringing sexual health education to adolescents in Black Churches: Applying knowledge from systematic adaptation frameworks. Health Education and Behavior, 43(6), 699-704.

 

Powell, T.W., Herbert, A., Ritchwood, T., & Latkin, C.A. (2016). “Let me help you help me”: HIV prevention in churches for young adult Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Behavior, 28(3), 202-215.

PRESENTATIONS

Powell TW, Offiong A, & Glover D. (2021, June). We are Better Together: Partnering with youth affected by parental drug use to meet their needs. Justice Research and Statistics Association, Center for Victims Research. Washington DC.

 

Powell, T. W. (2020, December). What Works for Reaching Young People: The STAR Approach to Program Recruitment and Retention. Public Health Management Corporation. Philadelphia, PA

 

Prioleau, M., Powell, T.W., Offiong, A., Lewis, Q., & Smith, B. (2020, November). “My son got killed… I wanted to die”: Exploring Excessive Death and Mental Health among Families Affected by Opioid Use. Oral presentation at the 148th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. San Diego, CA. [virtual]

Powell, T.W. (2020, October). When Theory Meets Planning and Practice: The Development of an Intervention for Youth Affected by Parental Drug Use. Up2Us Sports Lunch and Learn Series. [virtual]

 

Smith, B., Powell, T.W., Offiong, A., Lewis, Q., Prioleau, M. (2020, July). The World as We See It: A Qualitative Study Examining Social Environments and Drug Use. Poster presentation at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. [virtual]

 

Lewis, Q., Powell, T.W., Offiong, A., Smith, B., Prioleau, M. (2020, March). When A House is Never A Home: Housing Instability among Youth Affected by Parental Drug Abuse. Poster presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 

 

Offiong, A., Powell, T.W., Lewis, Q., Smith, B., Prioleau, M. (2020, March). “I needed somewhere to turn to”: Understanding and addressing the needs of African American youth affected by parental drug use. Poster presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

 

Powell, T.W., Offiong, A., Lewis, Q., Prioleau, M., Johnson, R. (2019, November). “I’ve smoked weed with my daughters”: Intergenerational marijuana use among families affected by opioid abuse. Oral presentation at the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Powell, T.W., Turner, C.E., West, K. (2018, November). Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Black Churches. Oral presentation at the 146th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. San Diego, CA.

 

Powell, T.W., Jo, M. Marshall, B., Smith, A. & Geffen, S. (2018, November). Supplementing substance use prevention with sexual health education: A partner informed approach. Oral presentation at the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Powell, T.W., Turner, C., Sharff, M., David-Rivera, V., Watson, C., Marshall, B. (2018, November). “We learn about sex after we get pregnant”: Adolescent perspectives of sexual health education in Baltimore, MD. Oral presentation at the 146th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. San Diego, CA.

 

Powell, T.W., Jo, M., Owens, J., Smith, A., Marshall, B., Offiong, A., Leaf, P. (2018, November). A multi-informant qualitative analysis of implementing an evidence-based intervention in Baltimore City Public Schools. Oral presentation at the 146th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. San Diego, CA.

 

Hodges, D., Turner, C. E. & Powell, T.W. (2017, November). A Balm in Baltimore: Black Churches Addressing Congregant and Community Health Needs. Roundtable presentation at the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Atlanta, GA.

 

Powell, T.W., Marinez, V., Latimore, A., Marshall, B, & Tandon, D. (2016, April). The Influence of Parental Relationships on Dating Violence among African American Young Adults. Poster presented at the 2016 Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

 

Williams, T.T., Rimelspach, M.J., Martin, C., Philip, W., Astone, N. (2014, November). Inner-city young adults in a workforce development program. Paper presented at the 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. New Orleans, LA.

Williams, T.T., Illangasekare, S.L., Rice, E., Wilson, J., Hickman, D., Blum, W.R. (2014, November). The Barriers to and Facilitators of Addressing Adolescent Sexual Health in Churches. Poster presented at the 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. New Orleans, LA.

 

Williams, T.T., St.Clair, S.C., Martin, C., Sterling, A., Phillip, W., & Astone, N. (2013, November). Realizing It Can Happen: Responding to Social Determinants of Health through Job Training. Paper presented at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA.

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